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Luring Deer Away From Livestock Feed with Fall Cover Crops


During long Midwest winters, deer can wreak havoc on hay and other stored livestock feed. However, planting fall cover crops, such as clover, turnips and peas, may help wildlife managers provide deer with a nutrient-rich alternative that can lure...
20-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Biotechnology Center Targets Cancer, Viruses, Plant Genetics


Scientists will examine living cells at a molecular level to find out how cells become cancerous, how viruses attack animals and humans and how plants can capture more nitrogen through a new collaborative research center called Biochemical...
5-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Transforming Biochar Into Activated Carbon


It’s about transforming corn stover, dried distillers grain solids and even native grasses into a product more than 1,000 times more valuable—graphene. Assistant professor Zhengrong Gu of the South Dakota State University agricultural and...
30-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

82-Year-Old Reveals Childhood Memories at College Orphanage


Lola (Swedlund) Stampe sat on a secret for 82 years. Though she’s not exactly sure why, Lola never told anyone she was an orphan in South Dakota State College’s practice cottage in the 1930s. “I guess I just kind of washed it out of my...
16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Developing Vaccines for Insect-Borne Viruses


Rift Valley Fever, a mosquito-borne disease, can devastate a sheep herd causing 90 percent mortality in lambs and 100 percent abortion rates in pregnant ewes. Current vaccines either don’t provide long-term immunity or cause spontaneous abortions...
15-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Smart Phones, Social Media Encourage Healthy Habits


Technology may be the key to helping college-age adults make healthier choices when it comes to food and physical activity. The Youth Adults Eating and Active for Health project found that participants in the intervention groups ate more fruits and...
6-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

NSF Grant Uses Macrosystems Approach to Determine Fate of Great Plains Wetlands Species


Distance matters. When a pond vanishes, the creatures who live there must find new homes. How far frogs, salamanders and ducks must travel to find other wetlands determines their fate. Through a $2.1 million National Science Foundation Grant,...
20-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest


Engineering students preparing to take their sheepskin and depart into the world of change orders and service requests are finding no shortage of companies wanting to take their resumes. A record 105 companies manned booths that overflowed the...
10-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on Earth Hour, Carbon Emissions


27-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Aviation Expert Available to Discuss Germanwings Plane Crash


27-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

“Prairie Doc” Is a Strong Advocate for Vitamin D to Fight Depression, Other Ailments


26-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Tailoring Sow’s Diet to Nutritional Needs May Lead to Healthier Piglets


Fulfilling a sow’s increased nutritional needs in the last trimester may lead to greater productivity for both the mother and her piglets, according to assistant professor Crystal Levesque of the South Dakota State University Department of Animal...
20-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Detecting Cyanide Poisoning in 70 Seconds


A victim of cyanide poisoning can die within 30 minutes.The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours.Two chemists at South Dakota State University have developed a prototype that can detect exposure to cyanide in 70 seconds via a...
12-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans


“Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems,” according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That’s the premise behind research on...
3-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST

Protecting Food Crops From Soil Contaminants


Using natural soil components to trap pollutants will allow producers to control soil contaminants and reuse draining water while protecting their agricultural crops, according to Mohamed Elsayed, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at South Dakota...
27-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

Changing Climate Impacts Food Production

25-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

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